As the world of Orphan Black expands to include an increasingly confusing web of conspiracy (to say nothing of the new line of male clones), it’s also getting into a new game. As in: tabletop games! That’s right, the BBC America series is hoping to “further enrich the tension and unpredictability fans have experienced through the first two seasons” with a bunch of Clone Club-erific games. It’s time to pick sides, sestras!
Done in conjunction with Temple Street Productions and IDW Games (the gaming arm of the company that brought us the Orphan Black comic books), the first Orphan Black game will be “a tense contest of deduction and deception for 3-6 players.” Dubbed Orphan Black: The Card Game (hey: no one said you have to be clever and punny ALL the time), the concept involves being “secretly assigned to one of three teams; the Proletheans, Neolutionists, or the Bird Watchers.”
“The goal of the game is to influence as many clones into joining your faction as possible, while also keeping your opponents guessing as to which of the three factions you’re really working for,” IDW explained in a release statement. “If you can keep other players in the dark while secretly exerting influence on your targets, you’ll come out on top. The constant uneasiness of not knowing who to trust during the game will have players feeling like they’re living an episode of the hit TV show, and the strategic depth of play will excite even the most avid board gamers.”
So, you know — just another day in the Clone Club. The game is slated to hit stores in July 2015.
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